In a world of tablets, there’s iPad. Then there’s…not much else really. And in a world of smartwatches, there’s Apple Watch. Then there’s – crickets – ? OK. There are a few options. Most notably is FitBit. But are fitness trackers worth it? Continue reading Is Google FitBit A Good Fit?
YouTube Music kicked Spotify’s tail. But it wasn’t a fair fight! That’s because YouTube, the video service, jumped into the ring. It took a lot to pin down Spotify for 10 seconds. In a future match, who knows? For now, my money is on YouTube Music Premium. Continue reading Now Playing YouTube Music Premium
Sincere question: why does Apple’s (consumer?) productivity suite – Pages/Numbers/Keynote – seem ignored? I’ve used them on Mac and iPad; they’re good. And they benefit as default with Apple’s system integration. But Microsoft Office (enterprise?) looks more popular on Mac. And Google Docs/Sheets (education?) appears to have more mind-share and market-share. Apple’s productivity apps look like a hole in the line-up. All things considered, I … Continue reading Is Apple’s Office Suite Sour?
Where do you write words in the Google domain? Docs, the word processor. And Keep, the notes app. They work together too, so words can easily go from one to the other. But what about Blogger? It’s been a Google product for like 16 years. Yet you must copy/paste text from Docs to the Blogger Editor like it’s still 2004. This must change. Docs and … Continue reading Places To Write On Google
It’s hard to believe Blogger has been around since the last millennium! 21 years is a long time for any tech thing. And despite Google’s record for killing off services, somehow Blogger endures. In fact, it was updated last month, a rare thing. Continue reading Blogger Did A Thing
So I’m giving YouTube Music a real try, living with it for one month (the free trial). Decided to dive in and not shrink away despite any differences or downsides. Actually found a surprising upside! Also, though, it’s missing some albums I have on Spotify – ouch! But I’ll give it the full 30 days. Note: I have not imported/uploaded any of my Google Play … Continue reading YouTube Music Trial
You and I both know that smartphones don’t last forever. But shouldn’t they last more than a year? I wrote about this recently in relation to a Computer World article that singled out Motorola for not playing nice with phone updates on its new $1,000 phone. Then another article appeared, this time on Android Central, calling out Motorola again on this issue. And you know what? The next day, Motorola responded in the positive! Continue reading Motorola Updates Upgrade Promise
Smartphone photography is a thing. Since leaving Windows and Lightroom, I’ve stuck with Google Photos to edit pictures, but now I’ve discovered Snapseed on my Android phone. It blew my mind! The advanced editing capabilities are great! And the app (by Google) is free! Continue reading Super Snapseed